Michael is a licensed architect with 21 years of experience who has worked on a diverse spectrum of projects, from corporate interiors to buildings to bridges. He has managed large projects from design through construction and has developed an understanding of facilitating consensus amongst all parties involved. His attention to detail, strong work ethic, and positive attitude have made him a key person within project teams and design firms throughout his career.
Michael joined Martin/Martin’s Investigative Group in 2012 to focus on the design, repairs and rehabilitation of building envelope systems. He has led multiple projects involving waterproofing repairs, façade re-cladding and re-roofing designs in response to failure investigations, and applies the knowledge gained from these experiences to consult with designers on their new construction projects by performing peer reviews, hygrothermal analysis and design assist services. Michael also has experience performing infrared thermography, third-party quality assurance testing, and as an expert witness for construction defects claims.
Jon Kontuly has over 10 years of extensive experience working at internationally recognized design firms, directing projects in all phases of design. Jon brings the level of expertise that is needed to succeed in MAD Architects’ innovative and environment. Through his previous positions, Jon has both managed and assisted in the production of document sets for multiple large and complex projects. He is well-versed in both meeting with clients and working with consultants and executive architects to preserve the firm’s design intent. Additionally, his advanced degree in Mathematics and background in computation enables him to anticipate and solve problems that can arise in complex projects like those found at MAD Architects.
Jon is the Lead Senior Architect on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. He attends all client and consultant meetings, managing the design and drawing set production between international offices. Jon’s extensive construction expertise and vigilance in preserving design intent is a strong asset for the project’s rigor and complexity.
Facade Design Director, Studio NYL, has designed and realized award-winning structural and skin projects that merge high performance, high design, and constructability. He is the current national Vice Chair for the Building Enclosure Council and AIA National’s representative on the ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Subcommittee. Will is also on the ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings and is a developer and trainer for ASTM’s and NIBS’ new Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) certificate program. Will has presented at various AIA state and local events, CSI’s National CONSTRUCT Convention, BEST5, BEC-Colorado and BEC Minnesota events, and at multiple AIA National Conventions.
Michael Hensley’s experience at Pickard Chilton includes leading all phases of design and construction services on numerous corporate, commercial, and residential projects for a diverse and international client base.
Mr. Hensley has been a key member of the design teams for several significant headquarters and high rise projects including: 1144 Fifteenth Street, a 1,200,000 gsf, 40-story office tower in Denver; the ExxonMobil Global Campus in Houston, Texas; The Atrium in Dubai, UAE; and the 1000+ meter Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Most recently, he led the team realizing the Field Street Tower, a 520,000 gsf, 38-story office tower in Dallas. In addition, Mr. Hensley leads the firm’s mass timber research initiative and is currently leading T3 RiNo, a mass timber project in Denver’s River North district.
As one of Pickard Chilton’s first LEED AP designers, Mr. Hensley led the Pickard Chilton LEED Initiative to educate staff on the LEED accreditation and design process and to assist all design staff to become LEED accredited professionals. Additionally, he is among Pickard Chilton’s first WELL Accredited Professionals. As a WELL-AP, Mr. Hensley continues to promote the advancement of health and well-being in buildings and communities to both clients and colleagues. Other responsibilities involve serving as Chair of the studio’s Technology Committee and being a member of the Sustainability Committee. Mr. Hensley is one of eighteen architects from across the country selected for the inaugural class of the AIA Leadership Academy, a three-year program designed to foster leadership, innovation, and mentorship for emerging leaders in the profession.
Mr. Hensley received a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated as a Collegiate Scholar with University Honors. He was a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar and a recipient of the University of Texas Architecture Travel Scholarship.
Alexandra is a Director at Hines, responsible for sourcing development opportunities and managing the financing, design and implementation of development projects. Alexandra is currently project manager for 3500 Blake Street (“T3 RiNo”), a 238,000 SF ground up office development that Hines is partnering on with Ivanhoe Cambridge and McCaffery Interests. Alexandra is a member of the NAIOP Developing Leaders program and participated in the 2019 NAIOP Mentor/Mentee program.
Prior to joining Hines, Alexandra was an Analyst at Eastdil Secured in New York City where she gained experience underwriting over $1.9 billion in transactions (office, hotel, multifamily, retail, mixed-use) with individual asset values ranging from $75 million to $720 million. Prior to Eastdil Secured, Alexandra spent two years in Cushman & Wakefield’s agency occupier services group working with RBC, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, and Pepperidge Farm on their long-term real estate strategies.
Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Alexandra also completed real estate finance courses at the NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate.
A licensed architect, Christy has spent over 25 years leading sustainability and resiliency priorities and initiatives across a wide array of urban design and commercial architecture projects and teams. Before joining the Denver community in 2004, Christy lived and practiced in New York City. Her work has spanned multiple continents, and is currently focused squarely on Denver and our surrounding communities and ecoregions.
Christy enjoys her current role with the City and County of Denver Community Planning and Development team. She focuses on supporting Denver residents in pursuing new ways of thinking about, shaping, and engaging with the evolving environment we’re all part of. Christy looks forward to a future in which we consciously and actively live in full balance with the resources that sustain our beautiful Front Range communities.
Marcus is a senior research engineer with the Building Energy Science Group. He is a thermal energy expert and employs his background to conduct research in thermal sciences modeling, analysis, and testing of advanced building envelope components and systems to improve the energy performance of buildings. He conducts business development for the Buildings and Thermal Sciences Center in collaborations and partnerships with external organizations to support their common objectives in energy efficiency and generation.
Marcus returned to NREL in 2019 after eight years at Owens Corning, where he was a member of and led the Building Science team, defining strategic objectives to influence and support corporative objectives and improve the building industry.
Marcus is active at ASHRAE, where he was chair of Technical Committee 4.4—Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance. He is also a licensed professional engineer in Colorado.
I believe the influence of a building’s facade is more than skin-deep. Energy efficiency, human factors, and placemaking shape building enclosures while encouraging architects and engineers to push the boundary of what’s possible. I’m committed to creating practical exteriors that are transformative and meet striding energy targets – all while making occupants happier, healthier, and more productive.
For 19 years, I’ve been designing and analyzing the next generation of facades for new and existing buildings, including materials research in switchable transparency nanostructured thin-films for solar control and energy harvesting. I’m active within the facade community through peer-reviewed publications, teaching appointments, lectures, and conference presentations. But my passion is offering innovative approaches that will impact the building envelope of tomorrow. I want to help owners achieve transformative, reliable, and cost-effective building enclosures that elevate their occupants and their organization.
Colin Shane is a professional engineer and leads building enclosure
projects for both new construction and rehabilitation. By combining
his building science knowledge and project experience, Colin provides
insightful design consulting and construction review of building
enclosures for new buildings. He has a broad knowledge of building
construction and applies building science principles to analyze and
design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures.
Andrew Dillenbeck primarily consults on the design and
constructability of high-rise building enclosures for new
construction. He also performs condition assessments and leak
investigations of existing buildings and assists in the rehabilitation
and retrofit of existing buildings. His building science interests
include high-performance unitized glazing systems, historic masonry
facades, and 3D evaluation and modeling of challenging building
enclosure interfaces. He has traveled domestically and internationally
to review unitized glazing facilities and to assist in performance
testing of new and custom systems.
Robin Ault is a Principal and Design Director for the Denver studio of Perkins&Will. With over 25 years of experience, Ault has led the designs of national and international design competitions and been the lead project designer for several award-winning buildings including the LEED Gold 50 Fifty office building in Denver, the LEED Platinum Humanities Gateway at the University of California Irvine and the LEED Gold stem cell research laboratory for the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine adjacent to the Salk Institute in La Jolla.
Always focused on the human experience, Ault’s projects are characterized by the interesting use of tactile materials and sculptural forms that capture and enhance the light; stimulating multiple senses simultaneously. Mindful of the context in which he is working, his projects frequently refer to the unique architectural heritage of the place.
In addition to being a talented architect, Robin is also an accomplished artist whose contemporary paintings are regularly exhibited in Denver.
Robin Ault is a visiting critic and student mentor to the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning, a Design Review Board Member for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority and is on the Design Review Board & Board of Directors for the Lowry Community Master Association.
Jamie Benallo is a Project Architect with the Denver Studio of Perksins&Will. With 14 years of experience, 10 specifically in the Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment, Jamie has made her reputation as a dedicated designer who puts the needs of the client in the forefront. She prides herself on the ability to balance and execute both technically and artistically to deliver projects that meet the practical and aspirational goals.
Kathryn joined Snow Kreilich after 14 years on the East Coast working on a wide range of project types from transportation, supertalls, translational research facilities and adaptive reuse. During which time, she represented the design team internationally both in Mumbai for the International Airport T2 Terminal to work alongside the local design-build contractors, and in Abu Dhabi to coordinate with local consultants. Kathryn has worked on many award-winning projects including One World Trade Center and the Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine both located in New York City, as well as the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.
In 2013 she was selected as one of the New York Chapter’s AIA Health Facilities Committee Emerging Professionals. Most recently she co-managed a team to design a 72-story residential tower at an underutilized transit hub in Jersey City, NJ. Kathryn holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.
Sarah Berseth, PE, is a Mechanical Engineer at HGA, where she directs mechanical infrastructure and energy systems for corporate offices, historic renovations, and office tenant improvements. She specializes in energy modeling and sustainability in coordination with the firm’s architecture and engineering teams to develop high-performance buildings and facades that contribute to occupant wellbeing. Among her notable public projects are the , in progress in Baltimore County, Maryland, with GSA; the Ramsey County Library-Shoreview in Minnesota, which won a national First Place Technology Award from ASHRAE; and the B.H. Whipple Federal Office Building Modernization in Minneapolis, which won a GSA Citation in Engineering Design Award. Additionally, Berseth serves as Minneapolis Office Director, overseeing daily administrative and operational functions of the 240-person office. Berseth has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She joined HGA in 2004.
O’Hara is facade director for the Skins Group, a division of Studio NYL, established to provide full service facade design specializing in thermal modeling, moisture/condensation analysis, and in-depth detailing. Although Studio NYL is recognized for its skins work with cutting-edge glass and glazing, their team also specializes in digitally fabricated metal skins, GFRC, reinforced polymers, stone, ultra high performance concrete, terra cotta, and traditional precast. O’Hara is currently working on multiple projects in the Boston area.
As Perkins&Will’s Director of Digital Practice, Nick takes a big-picture approach to his work, and employs a thorough understanding of how the digital practice enhances and completes the design process. Having spent the first part of his career as a designer, he now views his work as an opportunity to work alongside design teams to put the finishing touches on projects. He loves the fact that while so much of a firm’s process relies on technology, the output is analog. The product is ultimately a space that betters a child’s education, improves the wellness of patients, or enhances the functionality of an office. Nick’s passion lies in perfecting the digital process to maximize these outcomes.
Joe Anastasi brings a fresh design perspective and unique approach to every project. His expertise ranges from stunning graphics to management, schematic through construction, city master plans to individual building details, sustainability and everything in between. Signature concepts and buildings are critical in Joe’s commitment to creating places that enhances both personal experience and the environment.
James Coleman currently acts as Vice President of Innovation at A. Zahner Company, a company that specializes in computational fabrication and mass customization at an architectural scale. He is involved in the production of 100,000s of unique parts for large-scale projects as a digital design and manufacturing specialist.
James holds master’s degrees in both architecture and mechanical engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research is centered around parametric design-to-fabrication workflows and one-off automation strategies in both hardware and software.
He currently balances working on large scale high profile architectural projects with being one half of the machine design studio James and the Giant Peek.
With a diverse suite of manufacturing equipment, industrial robots, and custom-made CNC machinery James makes things, break things and invents things with varying levels of success and sophistication.
As Digital Practice Manager for Computational Design, Luc brings a programmer’s rigor and designer’s creativity to every area of Perkins+Will’s diverse practice, giving designers new tools to create more sophisticated designs. Trained as an architect, his portfolio now encompasses a wide range of scales and disciplines, from robotic fabrication to environmental simulation and responsive parametric design. Luc’s work pushes at the boundaries of technology and creativity.
Alexis is a structural designer with custom high-end residential, high-seismic residential, multi-family, concrete high rise, existing building renovation, connection design, construction engineering, and sustainable design experience. She has been with KL&A for 6 years, with previous structural experience in the Denver area. She is the KL&A Team Carbon Unit Director, a team focused on embodied carbon reduction strategies and implementation into the current design and construction practice at KL&A.
Edwin has been practicing structural engineering for more than 20 years. He has led the design and analysis of several billion dollars in new building construction as well as seismic retrofit of existing buildings in sectors including but not limited to: healthcare, education, essential facilities, public and residential buildings. He also has extensive experience in alternate project delivery approaches such as Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Public Private Partnership (P3), Design Assist, and Lean Delivery Approach. His leadership role allows him to actively participate in all stages of projects from project negotiation until the end of construction.
Edwin is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of Structural Engineers Association of Southern California. He has presented and authored several structural engineering articles in various engineering magazines.
Sagar has experience as a designer and project manager. Since joining the firm, he has worked on numerous projects for the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente, University of Southern California, UCLA, City of Hope, Disney, Northrop Grumman and Mattel. Sagar’s experience includes recreation projects, medical office buildings, laboratories, academic buildings, high-rise residential projects, large-scale tenant improvement work, campus planning, urban design and master planning.
Bob’s vast engineering experience includes designing, budgeting, overseeing production, and construction administration in a variety of markets including healthcare, university, government, justice, aerospace, and housing. Bob specializes in the design and construction of central plants including cogeneration; upgrading of various mechanical equipment and systems; and comprehensive master planning and infrastructure assessments. In addition to his LEED AP accreditation he is an Associate DBIA and a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Southern California.